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26 September 2017
Housing market activity has been growing modestly since the start of the year, though the mix has shifted towards first-time buyers, away from buy-to-let and cash.
22 September 2017
The financial crisis caused severe problems for first-time buyers in the UK and Ireland. Since then, however, mortgage and housing markets in the two countries have also gone through some contrasting experiences. Joint authors Mohammad Jamei, of UK Finance, and Anthony O’Brien, of the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland, draw on national data sources to compare the two markets.
24 August 2017
Housing activity has been flat since the start of the year, with lending and transactions in line with 12 month averages. Our July gross mortgage lending estimate is £23.0 billion.
7 August 2017
Borrowers need more generic advice and guidance to understand their borrowing options in later life.
21 July 2017
The findings from this year’s English Housing Survey show that, while first-time buyers are getting older and their incomes higher, the appetite for home-ownership from tenants remains undimmed.
20 July 2017
The housing market has reached a plateau as activity and lending have been flat since the start of the year. Our gross mortgage lending estimate for June is £22.1 billion.
17 July 2017
It is more than a decade since the Bank of England raised interest rates. But the overwhelming majority of mortgage borrowers are well prepared for an increase.
22 June 2017
The housing market has stalled over the past few months, with volumes in line with our forecast. Our estimate of gross mortgage lending for May is £20.1 billion.
20 June 2017
Our list of the largest lenders in 2016 includes data on 60 firms. It shows that last year smaller firms saw some of the strongest growth in lending.
12 June 2017
Research we are publishing later this month will explore how digital change has the potential to transform the mortgage market.